The Office of University Counsel seeks an experienced business attorney to handle a wide array of contractual and business matters, including but not limited to real estate, finance, procurement, charitable giving, intellectual property, academic collaborations, and others.

The successful applicant will review and draft agreements of all types, and advise officers, deans, business managers and others regarding transactional and business matters.

The Office of University Counsel provides legal counsel to the University, including its schools, departments and units on a diverse range of issues, including government contracts and grants, research, intellectual property, technology transfer, tax and non-profit law, higher education law, privacy, safety and environmental law, compliance, fundraising, investments, construction, real estate, international programs and relationships, and general business transactions. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Education & Experience:
JD from an accredited law school, with high academic achievement, and four (4) or more years’ experience in handling a variety of transactional matters. List of representative transactional matters handled as primary or lead counsel is required. Admission to at least one state bar, with ability to become licensed or eligible for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar within one (1) year of notification of employment.

Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Recent professional writing sample is required.
  • Ability to draft, negotiate and review a wide variety of agreements.
  • Provide other legal services and assistance to the University as assigned by University Counsel.
  • Advise administrative departments and academic units regarding transactional matters.
  • Counsel departments/units regarding review and interpretation of University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to conduct and develop training in areas of legal specialty.

Experience providing advice and legal counsel at or to an institution of higher education.

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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